Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #101  
Old 10-04-2017, 03:41 PM
revngr78's Avatar
revngr78 revngr78 is offline
Member
M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety  
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: rapid city,SD
Posts: 33
Likes: 14
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Talking

Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 10-07-2017, 08:03 AM
wanderson7262 wanderson7262 is offline
Member
M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety  
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 40
Likes: 2
Liked 17 Times in 10 Posts
Default

I have a Shield 9mm with a safety and a Shield 45 without. I like having the safety for times I may carry in a coat or cargo pocket without a holster. One thing I really have to credit S&W is the safety, very flush with the frame but when engaged I can sweep down with the side of my thumb knuckle to disengage, but for me it's VERY difficult to engage without using the tip of my thumb. The safety on my LC9S by comparison stuck out quite a bit more but was harder to disengage and easier to engage by accident.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #103  
Old 10-11-2017, 07:53 PM
jrclen jrclen is offline
Member
M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety  
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: central Wisconsin
Posts: 11
Likes: 78
Liked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Great thread. It gives me peace of mind. The brand new Shield 9 I bought Monday came with no safety. The gun it's replacing was a DAO without a safety so my training will somewhat carry over. It sure is a sweet shooter. Now if only my new holster would hurry up and get here. JFI, I'm a left handed guy.

Last edited by jrclen; 10-11-2017 at 07:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 10-11-2017, 08:13 PM
Talldog Talldog is offline
Member
M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety M&P Shield Safety vs. No Safety  
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Northwest CT
Posts: 95
Likes: 75
Liked 114 Times in 48 Posts
Default

I have 2 Shield 9s, one with the safety and one without. I never touch the safety and it is so small and stiff that it will never get set on accidentally. That said, the one without the safety is my primary and the other is my backup.

I don't want a safety because of the whole "fine motor skills" thing, but I would not carry a gun with really light trigger and no safety.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shield 45 EDC Safety model or NO SAFETY? Moonman Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 39 10-25-2016 12:39 AM
Shield 9 safety or no safety markmiela Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 30 02-21-2016 11:09 PM
Turning Ambi-safety into a single sided safety? ziplock Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 4 05-09-2015 04:15 PM
Traded my thumb safety Shield for a non thumb safety. DeeBee Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 131 02-24-2015 05:51 PM
Safety issue with Apex parts thumb safety models. Szumi Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 6 11-13-2010 07:10 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)